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#19513 Jul 31, 2013
Texan wrote:
Can you disprove any of those claims or are they something you just don't like to hear?
Unverified claims are a dime a dozen, boy. I picked out one specific one and disproved it already. Read the post right above your post.

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#19514 Jul 31, 2013
Sure ya do wrote:
Hey Actually, pick one and research it. I did and it was correct, so I researched all of them. And guess what, they were all correct. Actually, you should change your post name to, "can you back any of those claims up". You're sooo predictable. Check them out, you'll see.
Wrong again. I'll take another one just to show you researched NOTHING.

First President to go on multiple global apology tours-including bowing to foreign rulers.

Never apologized on any foreign tour.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Nor the first President to bow to a foreign ruler
Bush bowing
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/...
Ike bowing
http://my2bucks.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/b...
even daddy bush
http://metabunk.org/data/attachments/1/1938-6...

Ya right...you did your research...how? YOU are Soooooo predictable
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#19515 Jul 31, 2013
Thomas Jeffersons letter to a preacher, not The Constitution. You have proven nothing other than the fact that ONE MAN recommended a wall of seperation between Church and State, and that in a communication to a preacher, not the Congress. Try again dumba--.

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#19516 Jul 31, 2013
Texan wrote:
Thomas Jeffersons letter to a preacher, not The Constitution. You have proven nothing other than the fact that ONE MAN recommended a wall of seperation between Church and State, and that in a communication to a preacher, not the Congress. Try again dumba--.
Except proving that Jefferson stated America was not a founded as a Christian nations...which was the task presented.

For the record, Obama said "One of the great strengths of the United States," the President said, "is ... we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

Context is everything. The right loves to take things out of context.
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#19517 Jul 31, 2013
Jefferson DID NOT SAY America was not founded as a Christian Nation. AND when he says we Obama needs to have a mouse in his pocket or say I. When it comes to religious beliefs he may only speak for himself. BUT you are correct about context, and the left love to take things out of context just as much as the right. Sadly Americans have to choose between left and right, and neither one is worth the manure it would take to cover them up.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#19518 Jul 31, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
<quoted text>
Except proving that Jefferson stated America was not a founded as a Christian nations...which was the task presented.
For the record, Obama said "One of the great strengths of the United States," the President said, "is ... we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Context is everything. The right loves to take things out of context.
"America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." "My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead."
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#19519 Jul 31, 2013
Defiant1 wrote:
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Sure he is. All part of the divide and conquer strategy. Here are some presidential firsts. Hope you enjoy them.
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs when there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America 's ability to put a man in space-defunded NASA.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which State they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to play golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 104 to date & counting.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to not know how to properly pronounce Navy 'corpsman'.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours-including bowing to foreign rulers.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; and paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) just for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
LOL glad your back. Past few comments I thought you lost your tin hat. But here you are once again with a shiny new tin hat.
Typical Intoxicated Teabagger. When all else fails get the shot gun and buckshot the nonsense. Only problem with that is history has demonstrated that Intoxicated Teabagger couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn at 3 paces.
All of your malarkey, we have long ago put them to rest and all your doing as is typical of republicans is evade, distract, hide etc,. History on you, has proven how you constantly do not address the issue presented to you other that the standard derogatory remarks of No Substance and No Facts. Thanks anyways as I'll just keep providing facts which you can not refute..
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#19520 Jul 31, 2013


INEQUALITY is the number one problem in the USA.
Obama extends an offer of reducing corporate taxes,{July 30th 2013 Chattanooga Tenn.} to republicans, if they agree to fund stimulus bills for middle class jobs. Republicans reply was as usual. They want the tax cut period and middle class jobs is not relevant.
….An audacious example of how republicans seek their austerity policies. Cut the financial support obligations of the corporate to their laborers and deny any balance to the laborers. Oh I know the trickle down theory, which has been so obviously exposed . Quiet the opposite as the top siphoned greater wealth, beyond their necessities , and in their wake left the labors in unemployment . For rather than redistributing the wealth to the middle class the top horded it and took that fuel for the middle class away from the engines that produced the consumers and the producers.
..Obama couldn’t make it any simpler in exposing the inequality demands of the republicans by stating; “If folks in Washington really want a ‘grand bargain,’ how about a grand bargain for middle-class jobs?” Mr. Obama told a crowd of 2,000.“If we’re going to give businesses a better deal,” he added,“we’re going to give workers a better deal, too.” Obama offered the deal as a concession to get the ball rolling for jobs creation. Republicans reply; It’s the opposite of a concession,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. Republicans view it as a means for Obama to generate $Billions for job stimulus’s .
Republicans House counters by bringing to the floor a measure that would cut multi $Millions of wealth from the food stamp programs. Thus increasing malnutrition and poorer health. Increasing the cost to Health Care. Republicans support increasing poverty in this nation as a direct result of republicans inequality policies.
Republicans demonstrates their support for increasing poverty at the support of feeding the top to further horde off the wealth, of the gained wealth, from the improvised. Consider this example is but the tip of the iceberg of inequality scenarios. Republicans have been refining this for the past 40 years. Far more lays beneath the surface in inequality transactions than meets the eye or even allowed to. By simply observing the U.N.’s Gini coefficient we have a vague idea just where as a nation we stand on inequality and the price of inequality is demonstrated with the ever increasing hollowing out of the middle class, as the impoverished and poverty accelerates. Engulfing the middle class as its goal and enforced by the forces of republican austerity desires.
..C The Gini Coefficient
Gini is a measurement that is used to identify, mathematically, the inequality of individual nations. A rating of one {1} is considered perfect inequality, as a rating of zero {0} is perfect equality.
Nations such as Germany, Norway and Sweden have a Gini of .3 or less.
South Africa and Latin America have a .5 or above.
USA’s Gini in 1980 was .4 Presently it is at 4.7. This is according to the U.N.’s data. Rendering the USA in the category of nations such as Iran and Turkey.

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#19521 Jul 31, 2013
Texan wrote:
Jefferson DID NOT SAY America was not founded as a Christian Nation. AND when he says we Obama needs to have a mouse in his pocket or say I. When it comes to religious beliefs he may only speak for himself. BUT you are correct about context, and the left love to take things out of context just as much as the right. Sadly Americans have to choose between left and right, and neither one is worth the manure it would take to cover them up.
Jefferson said specifically about Christianity:

Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.

-Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom

Look it up.
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#19522 Jul 31, 2013
Once again you quote only one man. AND it's Muslim, and Hindu. You look it up.

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#19523 Jul 31, 2013
Texan wrote:
Once again you quote only one man. AND it's Muslim, and Hindu. You look it up.
Only need to be one man. Did the task confuse your little brain again. The claim was:

First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.(referring to Obama)

Which is completely false because Jefferson was most likely the first.
Hank

Lenoir, NC

#19524 Jul 31, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
<quoted text>
Except proving that Jefferson stated America was not a founded as a Christian nations...which was the task presented.
For the record, Obama said "One of the great strengths of the United States," the President said, "is ... we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Context is everything. The right loves to take things out of context.
Oh my.Read the left wing media regarding the Zimmerman case.Talk about out of context.If you had any connection with reality than you would know that both sides engage in bombastic rhetoric and the taking of statements out of context.
Hank

Lenoir, NC

#19525 Jul 31, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
<quoted text>
Only need to be one man. Did the task confuse your little brain again. The claim was:
First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.(referring to Obama)
Which is completely false because Jefferson was most likely the first.
what does "most Likely" mean?

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#19526 Jul 31, 2013
Hank wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my.Read the left wing media regarding the Zimmerman case.Talk about out of context.If you had any connection with reality than you would know that both sides engage in bombastic rhetoric and the taking of statements out of context.
What does any of your rambling have to do with the discussion? Oh yes...NOTHING

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#19528 Jul 31, 2013
Hank wrote:
<quoted text>what does "most Likely" mean?
Wow I'll dumb it down as far as I can for you boy. Mostly likey Jefferson was the first President to say America was not a Christian nation. Washington and or Adams may have also said it.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#19529 Jul 31, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
INEQUALITY is the number one problem in the USA.
Obama extends an offer of reducing corporate taxes,{July 30th 2013 Chattanooga Tenn.} to republicans, if they agree to fund stimulus bills for middle class jobs. Republicans reply was as usual. They want the tax cut period and middle class jobs is not relevant.
….An audacious example of how republicans seek their austerity policies. Cut the financial support obligations of the corporate to their laborers and deny any balance to the laborers. Oh I know the trickle down theory, which has been so obviously exposed . Quiet the opposite as the top siphoned greater wealth, beyond their necessities , and in their wake left the labors in unemployment . For rather than redistributing the wealth to the middle class the top horded it and took that fuel for the middle class away from the engines that produced the consumers and the producers.
..Obama couldn’t make it any simpler in exposing the inequality demands of the republicans by stating; “If folks in Washington really want a ‘grand bargain,’ how about a grand bargain for middle-class jobs?” Mr. Obama told a crowd of 2,000.“If we’re going to give businesses a better deal,” he added,“we’re going to give workers a better deal, too.” Obama offered the deal as a concession to get the ball rolling for jobs creation. Republicans reply; It’s the opposite of a concession,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. Republicans view it as a means for Obama to generate $Billions for job stimulus’s .
Republicans House counters by bringing to the floor a measure that would cut multi $Millions of wealth from the food stamp programs. Thus increasing malnutrition and poorer health. Increasing the cost to Health Care. Republicans support increasing poverty in this nation as a direct result of republicans inequality policies.
" It was the president’s first concrete proposal in an economic offensive that he inaugurated last week in Illinois to set his terms for coming budget battles with the Republican-controlled House.

But only the packaging was new. The president essentially cobbled together two existing initiatives that have been stalled in Congress: corporate tax changes and his plan to create jobs through education, training, and public works projects.

Mr. Obama outlined the terms of his tax plan in early 2012 during the presidential election, when he said the corporate tax rate would be reduced to 28 percent, from 35 percent, with a lower rate of 25 percent for manufacturing firms.

While the president presented the proposal as a concession, Republicans dismissed it more acidly than usual.“It’s the opposite of a concession,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.

In the Republicans’ view, Mr. Obama’s offer was less of a “grand bargain” than an effort to extract a new fiscal stimulus program with money from a corporate tax cut that would end up, for accounting reasons, initially generating billions of dollars of revenue for the government."
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#19530 Jul 31, 2013
"For the late 2000s, the United States had the 4th highest measure of income inequality out of the 34 OECD countries measured, after taxes and transfers had been taken into account.[22] The table below presents the Gini indices for household income, without including the effect of taxes and transfers, for the United States at various times, according to the US Census Bureau.[23][24][25][26] The Gini values are a national composite, with significant variations in Gini between the states. The states of Utah, Alaska and Wyoming have a pre-tax income inequality Gini coefficient that is 10% lower than the U.S. average, while Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico 10% higher. After including the effects of federal and state taxes, the U.S. Federal Reserve estimates 34 states in the USA have a Gini coefficient between 0.30 and 0.35, with the state of Maine the lowest.[27] At the county and municipality levels, the pre-tax Gini index ranged from 0.21 to 0.65 in 2010 across the United States, according to Census Bureau estimates.[28]"
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#19531 Jul 31, 2013
Once again HE NEVER SAID AMERICA WASN'T A CHRISTIAN NATION. He was into Deism and the moral philosophy of Christianity. He refered to himself as a Christian true to the genuine precepts of Jesus. Initialy he supported a ban on members of the clergy holding public office but later changed that view as members of the clergy have the same rights as any other citizen. Actually you are an idiot, believe what ever in the hell you chose to believe. Follow Obama blindly, the rest of us will no longer concern ourselves wth him in about three years. At that time he will become the same type of unpleasant memory as Bush. We did survive Bush and we will survive Obama.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#19532 Jul 31, 2013
Regional income Gini indices
World income Gini index since 1800s
Gini coefficients of social development
Gini coefficient of education
Gini coefficient of opportunity
Gini coefficients and income mobility
Gini coefficient has features that make it useful as a measure of dispersion in a population, and inequalities in particular.[45] It is a ratio analysis method making it easier to interpret. It also avoids references to a statistical average or position unrepresentative of most of the population, such as per capita income or gross domestic product. For a given time interval, Gini coefficient can therefore be used to compare diverse countries and different regions or groups within a country; for example states, counties, urban versus rural areas, gender and ethnic groups. Gini coefficients can be used to compare income distribution over time, thus it is possible to see if inequality is increasing or decreasing independent of absolute incomes.

Other useful features of Gini coefficient include:[46][47][48]

Anonymity: it does not matter who the high and low earners are.
Scale independence: the Gini coefficient does not consider the size of the economy, the way it is measured, or whether it is a rich or poor country on average.
Population independence: it does not matter how large the population of the country is.
Transfer principle: if income (less than the difference), is transferred from a rich person to a poor person the resulting distribution is more equal.
The Gini coefficient is a relative measure. Its proper use and interpretation is controversial.[49] Mellor explains[50] it is possible for the Gini coefficient of a developing country to rise (due to increasing inequality of income) while the number of people in absolute poverty decreases. This is because the Gini coefficient measures relative, not absolute, wealth. Kwok concludes[51] that changing income inequality, measured by Gini coefficients, can be due to structural changes in a society such as growing population (baby booms, aging populations, increased divorce rates, extended family households splitting into nuclear families, emigration, immigration) and income mobility. Gini coefficients are simple, and this simplicity can lead to oversights and can confuse the comparison of different populations; for example, while both Bangladesh (per capita income of $1,693) and the Netherlands (per capita income of $42,183) had an income Gini index of 0.31 in 2010,[52] the quality of life, economic opportunity and absolute income in these countries are very different, i.e. countries may have identical Gini coefficients, but differ greatly in wealth. Basic necessities may be available to all in a developed economy, while in an undeveloped economy with the same Gini coefficient, basic necessities may be unavailable to most or unequally available, due to lower absolute wealth.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#19533 Jul 31, 2013
Pick one:
Diversity index
Economic inequality
Human Poverty Index
Pareto distribution
Robin Hood index



ROC analysis
Social welfare provision
Suits index
Utopia
Welfare economics



List of countries by distribution of wealth
List of countries by income equality
List of U.S. states by income equality
Herfindahl index

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